Beca Heritage Week ran from 12 to 22 October 2018.
The theme is "Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities."
Christchurch Photo Hunt
During the month of October Christchurch City Libraries ran its annual heritage image photo competition. Entries were added to our digital collection.
When Death Jumped Ship - Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Lyttelton Library and Lyttelton Museum - 12 to 27 October
It’s 100 years since New Zealand’s worst-ever public health disaster – what happened? How did we cope? Lyttelton Museum and Lyttelton Library are commemorating the anniversary with an exhibition and ‘Medicine Depot’. Come see some powerful images and find out what an inhalation chamber was like.
FREE public talks at Lyttelton Library 7pm to 8pm
Tuesday 16 October: Anna Rogers, who has written about WW I nursing, will discuss the pandemic and New Zealand’s military medical contribution.
Wednesday 17 October: Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Rice will look at the question: Could it happen again?
Mon-Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sundays and Labour Day: Closed
More Heritage Week events
Sunday 14 October 10am to 4pm at Ferrymead Heritage Park
Immerse yourself in a family-friendly Beca Heritage Week event, jam-packed with entertainment from times past at Ferrymead Heritage Park. It's 125 years since New Zealand women achieved the right to vote and 100 years since the end of World War I.
Explore the full list of Heritage Week events.
Find out more about Christchurch heritage
- City and Architectural Heritage Guide from Christchurch City Council
- Christchurch Heritage on the Christchurch City Council website
Previous Heritage Week celebrations
- Heritage Week 2017 - Photo Hunt 2017
- Heritage Week 2016 - Photo Hunt 2016
- Heritage Week 2015 - Photo hunt 2015
- Heritage Week 2014 - Photo hunt 2014
- Heritage Week 2013 - Photo hunt 2013
- Photo hunt 2012
- Heritage Week 2010 - Photo hunt 2010
- Heritage Week 2009
- Heritage Week 2008
- Heritage Week 2007 - interpretation panels
- Heritage week 2006
- Heritage week 2005